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HEALTH – 7000 Years of the Art of Healing

Until Sat, 30/04/2022
Kulturama Museum of Man
Special exhibition «HEALTH – 7000 Years of the Art of Healing» Sonderausstellung «GESUNDHEIT – 7000 Jahre Heilkunst»

An interactive exhibition about the history of medicine - from the Stone Age to the present day.

Toothaches, inflammations and broken bones - even in the Stone Age people suffered from health problems. In the times before modern medicine, effective treatments were rare and life expectancy was correspondingly low. But there was a herb for many ailments.

This special exhibition shows how diseases and their remedies can be traced in archaeological finds. Pollen, charred plant parts and finds from wetland settlements provide information about the plants that grew in the past. Results of anthropological investigations show which diseases and injuries people suffered from. Traditions from folk medicine and ancient written sources create a link between illness and possible medicines.

HEALTH - 7000 Years of the Art of Healing" is a time journey through the history of medicine inviting visitors to smell, play and observe (in German and English).

Kulturama Museum of Man

Englischviertelstrasse 9
8032 Zürich

+41 44 260 60 44

Tram 3: Hottingerplatz
Tram 15: Englischviertelstrasse

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 13–17
Wednesday: 13–20
Thursday: 13–17
Friday: 13–17
Saturday: 13–18
Sunday: 13–18

Until Sat, 30/04/2022


The museum is closed on the following holidays/days:

1 January (New Year's Day)
1 August (National Day)
24 and 25 December (Christmas)
31 December (New Year's Eve)

The museum, incl. the permanent exhibition "How we learn", is open on the following holidays/days:

2 January 2021 (Berchtold's Day)
2 April 2021 (Good Friday)
5 April 2021 (Easter Monday)
1 May 2021 (Labour Day)
13 May 2021 (Ascension Day)
24 May 2021 (Whit Monday)
26 December 2021 (St Stephen's Day)



Adults  (over 16)

CHF 14

Students  (below 25), visitors with disabilities    (with valid ID)

CHF 11

6 to 16 years old


Children below 6, accompanied by the family


Annual Membership


CHF 60

Couples (living in the same household)

CHF 50


CHF 40

Supporting member

from CHF 200


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